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Drivers in Bristol will be among the first in the country to be offered a speed awareness course for exceeding 20mph limits, under plans being drawn... continue
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Brighton & Hove City Council’s Green administration has transformed a roundabout in the city, which was a notorious danger spot for... continue
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Transport Scotland is pressing ahead with plans to install average speed cameras on  136 miles of the A9 between Dunblane and Inverness, despite... continue
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Andrew Forster
Local authorities and motoring groups have criticised the Highways Agency’s plan to impose a 60mph speed limit on a 32-mile stretch of the M1... continue
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In brief
Councillors in Peterborough have recommended that the council pilots 20mph speed limits in all villages before deciding whether  to implement... continue
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Letters to the editor
Malcolm Bulpitt, Loose, Maidstone, Kent ME15
Having read Paul Biggs’ letter (LTT 24 Jan) I cannot help but wonder if the Alliance of British Drivers should change its name to the Alliance... continue
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Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hants GU32
Professor Richard Allsop’s new 22% estimate for killed and serious injury reductions due to speed cameras, lower than his 2010 figure of 43%... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers’ Union, Sutton-on-Sea, Lincolnshire
As an ex-traffic officer and class 1 police advanced driver, it does worry me when people such as Rod King of 20’s Plenty for Us and academics... continue
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Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Traffic management adviser, Alliance of British Drivers, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
It is no surprise that Rod King (Letters LTT 24 Jan) tried to refute many of the points I raised in my Viewpoint article on 20mph speed limits. I... continue
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Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Traffic management adviser, Alliance of British Drivers, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
It is no surprise that Rod King (Letters LTT 24 Jan) tried to refute many of the points I raised in my Viewpoint article on 20mph speed limits. I... continue
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Letters to the editor
James C. Walker, National Motorists Association (www.motorists.org), Ann Arbor, Michigan USA
Rod King of campaign group 20’s Plenty for Us applauds the DfT for abandoning the use of 85th percentile speeds for speed limit setting in... continue
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When asked to think of influential organisations in the transport debate the Advertising Standards Authority wouldn’t be at the front of most... continue
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Secondary stories
Streets around some Edinburgh schools could be closed to vehicles at the start and end of the school day, the council has announced. Streets would be... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A professor has halved his estimate for the number of killed and serious injuries prevented by speed cameras after using a new  method to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Reducing almost every 30mph speed limit in Britain to 20mph should be the top priority for local authorities if they want to improve their... continue
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Andrew Forster
Dorset County Council is to scrap a pioneering ‘psychological’ traffic calming scheme that involved removing centre line markings from a... continue
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Letters to the editor
Chris Oldham, Shrewsbury SY4
John Dales’ column in the last issue ended by suggesting that driving licences should be valid for a maximum of ten years only. Even... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Alliance of British Drivers, Tamworth B77
I’d like to respond briefly to several items in the 10 January issue, starting with John Dales who urgently needs to inject some objectivity... continue
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Letters to the editor
Rod King, Founder & campaign director, 20’s Plenty for Us, Lymm, Cheshire WA13
I was delighted to see Malcolm Heymer’s Viewpoint in the 10 Jan issue of LTT bringing attention to the debate for 20mph becoming the default... continue
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In brief
The number of people killed on Northern Ireland’s roads increased from 48 in 2012 to 56 last year, according to provisional figures prepared by... continue
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